Odell Beckham, Jr. Fined $72k In First 4 Games Of NFL Season
Odell hasn’t been having his best season…and he’s been taking out his frustrations on kicking nets right and left. But the baller has even more to cry about now…he’s been fined $72,463 in just the first 4 games of the season, mainly for unsportsmanlike conduct on the field. His most recent fine came on Monday night against the Vikings — $24,309 for taunting Xavier Rhodes after he was hit late in the second quarter.
The penalty was Beckham’s sixth for unsportsmanlike conduct, unnecessary roughness or taunting since entering the league in 2014. It was the third time in four games this season he was fined for his on-field behavior.
In Week 1, Beckham was involved in a group celebration that cost him $12,154. In Week 2, he was docked $36,000 for a hit on New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro. The most recent fine brings his total to $72,463 through four weeks this season.
After the 24-10 loss, Beckham said he wasn’t happy with the flag.
“I just have to understand if I sneeze the wrong way, it will be a flag,” he said. “It will be a fine. If I tie my shoes the wrong way, it might be a fine or a flag. It is what it is. You have to understand that. As tough as it is to understand that for a 23-year-old who has been blessed with a lot that God has given to me — an amazing amount of ability and amazing amount of everything — it seems like it’s all working against you.”
Beckham has been fined more than $150,000 since entering the league.
Man. This guy might want to cut out the tantrums and score at least ONE touchdown if he’s gonna have to pay up like this…